One million bulbs bequeathed to Sidmouth's public spaces

Canadian Keith Owen has bequeathed enough cash to Sidmouth in Devon to plant one million bulbs.
He left the parish his retirement fund, pension and a string of properties.
His £2.3million estate - £1.5million in cash and £800,000 from properties - was handed over with a stipulation it had to be spent keeping Sidmouth "beautiful".
Before he died he also told officials some of the money should be spent on planting one million flower bulbs in the town.
He left all the money to the Sid Vale Association (SVA), Britain's oldest civic society.
The group has now decided to honour one of Owen's specific suggestions by planting a million bulbs in verges, gardens, lawns and flowerbeds.

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